- If she wanted to see someones coo-coo she’d watch some porn
- What do you bet they don’t sit down all day?
- They were giving her kids an anxiety attack!
- You can totally see her ass!!! Doesn’t she know we can totally see her ass?!!
- These bodies were not porn bods. These bodies were high class Yves Saint Laurent.
- They did sit down from time to time to apply sexy sunscreen, play sexy cards, etc.
- On several occasions I heard horrid woman trying to point out to her kids what she was talking about.
- The string bikini babes did know. They knew very well. I was left alone to watch our blanket and beach stuff while everyone went on a food run. The horrid woman got up. I could feel her get up because she kicked some sand into the wind and more sand took flight as the heckling got closer. Then there was yelling in my ear. The yelling went like this: “What are you drawing?!!” At this point I was sketching the bikini babes as they reapplied their SPF 80.
Encouraged by my effort to ignore her she stepped onto my beach blanket and kneeled next to me. I closed my eyes and prayed for the strength to keep my composure. While my eyes were closed she reached out and grabbed my sketchbook! We struggled. All the while she yelled variations on “Show that girl what her ass looks like!!!”
One of my rules of drawing in plein air is stealth. If I’m drawing someone I never want them to know that I am drawing them.They get all weird and try to pose or they want to keep the drawings or they want to chat my ear off about how their cousin’s wife is an artist, etc. I held onto my book with an iron grip of death. This became a Warner Brother/Judy Blume moment as we starred each other down each pulling in opposite directions.
I was finally tussled into speaking. I said:
“They look great. This is my book!”
profound I know. You see what you can come up staring down a horrid woman who’s trying to steal your sketchbook! She finally let go and I rolled across my blanket like a ladybug flicked off a leaf. I righted myself as the horrid woman got up and brushed her sandy hands against her thighs. She stepped off the blanket. “Finally,” I thought, relieved. Oh but NO! She stepped off the blanket, walked behind me and…..wait for it……drumrolll……
That’s right folks. Apparently as artists and bystanders we risk being spanked any moment we go out into society. Who’d have thunk it? I just curled my knees under my chin and resumed sketching.
Rule #1: If you’re a 5’4″ brunette with ink on your fingers and a pencil in your hair you’re not going to stand a chance in any altercation with a horrid Amazonian/Long Island lizard-skin woman. She was the bear. I curled into a ball hoping that if I ignored her she would go away. Sure enough, it worked! Her parting words as she stomped back to her lounge chair were
“You would love my EX!!! He’s an ASS too!!!!”
Nice. Later that evening I slipped in some detergent at a department store and ended up in the ER. It was an exciting day. Yay for sketchbooks and cute derrieres for which to show off, spank and fall on.